About

Green Energy Doors Open

100% Sustainable | 100% Achievable

Green Energy Doors Open, is a province-wide, year-round communications campaign and showcase of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy projects. It is organized and spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association. The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating that Ontario is already on the path to building a 100% clean, sustainable energy system.

The event is free to participate in as a host and to attend. In 2014, Green Energy Doors Open expanded into Alberta through partnership with Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC). Both Alberta and Ontario events will run parallel on the weekend of September 9, 10,11, 2016.

In 2015, the initiative featured 150 events in Ontario and Alberta with more than 5,000 attendees. In addition to educating those that attend, Green Energy Doors Open contributes to a province wide earned media campaign showcasing the success of sustainable energy. Host events are plotted on a special Google map and added to a database of case studies to use for government relations work. Green Energy Doors Open helps build and strengthen relationships within the community and win public support for the transition to a sustainable energy economy.

Event Information

In 2011, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) hosted the first Green Energy Field Day to promote sustainable energy and efficiency and knowledge of the Green Energy Act and the Feed-in Tariff programs. The event took place on September 24, 2011, and saw 30 OSEA member companies and organizations hosting events of varying sizes across the province. Visit wattsnext.ca for a full profile of the Field Day, or check out some photos here.

Green Energy Doors Open 2013 (GEDO13) was OSEA’s next province-wide showcase of local individual, community, public and commercial sustainable energy projects, businesses, manufacturing sites, education programs and other related initiatives. We hosted 66 events in 44 different communities, attended by over 1,000 participants. You can read our full Post-Event Report here.

Green Energy Doors Open 2016, to be held on the weekend of September 9-11, 2016, aims to build upon our success:

• Free event entry for all attendees

• Participating organizations and households will host and organize their own individual tours and events, while OSEA will provide back office support

• Target Participation of 170 Event Hosts in 80 Communities

• Target number of > 7,000 participants

• Local MPP attendance

Contact Us

For hosting information & general inquiries, contact Adi Dunkelman at: adi@ontario-sea.org or 416-977-4441 ext 2

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Nicole Risse at: nicole@ontario-sea.org or 416-977-4441 ext 3

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